A week full of love! As we head into Valentine's Day weekend, check out one of these events in the Milwaukee area.
Monday, Feb. 8
Tuesday, Feb. 9
Snakes in Winter: Ever wonder where snakes go in the winter? The answer might surprise you. Learn all about snakes and meet Bullsnake. This program is for children ages 5-12. Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee. 4-6 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940, urbanecologycenter.org
Wednesday, Feb. 10
What Behaviors Can Be Expected: Dr. Rob Peyton will speak about knowing the difference between a serious problem and the typical behaviors of childhood and adolescence. This event is offered by Parents United, a non-profit consortium of school districts in southeast Wisconsin. Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee. 9-11:30 a.m. Free. parentsunitedwi.org
Thursday, Feb. 11
Dave the Potter Workshop: Learn the story of Dave the Potter, an enslaved American who wrote positive words and messages on the outside of the jars he crafted. This is the first of three sessions that build upon each other. Other sessions are Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee. 3:30-5 p.m. (414) 286-3000, mpl.org
Music Under Glass by Snowshoe: Snowshoe through Three Bridge Park to The Domes for a Music Under Glass concert. Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee. 5-9 p.m. Free. (414) 964-8505, urbanecologycenter.org
Upstream Arts: The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center presents The Art of Me, featuring a photography exhibit and performing arts program in partnership with Upstream Arts. The photography exhibit will feature self-portraits created by members of the JCC’s adult special needs program, Chaverim, under the direction of professional teaching artists from Upstream Arts. The exhibition will be followed by a structured improvisational performance by members of the group at 7:15 p.m. JCC’s Community Hall, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Milwaukee. 6:30 p.m. Free. (414) 964-4444, jccmilwaukee.org
Friday, Feb. 12
A Wild Valentine's Party: Enjoy a wild safari filled with adventure, including games, crafts and treats. Pre-register. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $15. (414) 390-5437, bbcmkids.org
Goosebumps: See the movie "Goosebumps" for only $3 at participating Marcus Theatres. Or get free tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance agent. Participating Marcus Theatres. 10 a.m. marcustheatres.com
Playdate with Art: Drop in and make art together. This program is ideal for ages 5 and younger. A special sing-a-long is held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free with regular admission; Kids ages 12 and younger receive free admission. (414) 224-3200, mam.org
For more events and activities, visit metroparentmagazine.com/events.